You may have imagined that after you pass a background check and purchase the firearm to which you're entitled under the Second Amendment, the record of your having purchased that gun is secured and eventually destroyed.
Well, the Biden administration has about one billion reasons why you're wrong:
The Biden administration is in possession of nearly one billion records detailing American citizens' firearm purchases, far more than Congress and the public has been aware of, according to new information from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
The ATF disclosed to lawmakers that it manages a database of 920,664,765 firearm purchase records, including both digital and hard copy versions of these transactions. When a licensed gun store goes out of business, its private records detailing gun transactions become ATF property and are stored at a federal site in West Virginia. The practice has contributed to the fears of gun advocacy groups and Second Amendment champions in Congress that the federal government is creating a national database of gun owners, which violates longstanding federal statutes.
Yeah there's pretty much one thing and one thing only that should happen to those records:
Seriously. It is illegal for the federal government to keep a guns database or anything resembling a guns database—for obvious reasons, given that a rogue regime could easily use such records to track down and seize guns from the citizenry, or worse.
The Founders are rolling in their graves!
The Biden administration, meanwhile, is determined to keep its illegal database growing:
As the ATF stockpiles gun records, the Biden administration is seeking to alter a federal law that allows gun stores to destroy their records after 20 years, preventing the federal government from getting them. The Biden administration wants gun stores to maintain their records in perpetuity, meaning that when a store closes, the ATF receives all of its records.
I have a suggestion for what gun stores should say when the federal government comes around, demanding they retain their sales records forever: